Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:49 PM
If we meet up online, I'll be happy to participate and help practice. The biggest issue I ran into tonight is that we don't have tail numbers on the aircraft, so I figure that I'll just have to use my real one. :)I'm just shy of 65 hours, passed the written and ready to take my checkride. :)That sounds like great progress for 6 hours. I soloed at around 30. My runway is only 40 feet wide and ~2400 feet long due to the displaced thresholds so it took a while to get comfortable with crosswind landings. :)I was very concerned about the radio work in the beginning of the training. The fear was unjustified! I found that I didn't have to dedicate much time to learning the radio work (hit the books and hit them early, absorb that info like a sponge!). Communicating with flight following, flight watch, the towers and CTAF advisories in uncontrolled areas isn't all that bad once you get into the routine, get comfortable with your flows and get your head out of the cockpit and improve your SA. I think you'll be very well prepared doing your training in this airspace. The biggest "annoyance" I have is that sometimes NY approach is very busy so you can barely get a word in with them, and sometimes they are too busy to provide VFR following.Are you operating out of a towered field? I am flying out of N07 (untowered). If you're using a towered field, you're probably already ahead of the game on the radio work. I was never endorsed to fly into the NY Bravo, but frankly, I'm not worried if tomorrow I was asked by my instructor to request a clearance from NY approach into the Bravo.